Re: [R] High resolution plots

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat 06 Aug 2005 - 00:38:40 EST

On Fri, 5 Aug 2005, Knut Krueger wrote:

>
>
> Gabor Grothendieck schrieb:
>
>> On 7/13/05, Luis Tercero <luis.tercero@ebi-wasser.uni-karlsruhe.de> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Dear R-help community,
>>>
>>> would any of you have a (preferably simple) example of a
>>> presentation-quality .png plot, i.e. one that looks like the .eps plots
>>> generated by R? I am working with R 2.0.1 in WindowsXP and am having
>>> similar problems as Knut Krueger in printing high-quality plots. I have
>>> looked at the help file and examples therein as well as others I have
>>> been able to find online but to no avail. After many many tries I have
>>> to concede I cannot figure it out.
>>>
>>> I would be very grateful for your help.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> If you want the highest resolution use a vector format,
>> not a bitmapped format such as png. See:
>>
>> http://maths.newcastle.edu.au/~rking/R/help/04/02/1168.html
>>
> The link is now broken, and I did not copy the hints.
> Does anybody knows if it its available at any other location?
>
> And I tried to find
>
>> Thanks for the pointer! .wmf is far superior, I was just in the dark
>> about the format and R's ability to produce it (An Introduction to R
>> "Device drivers" does not mention it and I had obviously missed the
>> deciding last two words in "?device" 'windows')
>>
> the wmf command but there is nothing to find with help.search("wmf")

Searching for acronyms is not usually a good idea. Searching for `metafile' should work (on Windows).

Note that R can produce Windows metafiles only on Windows, which is why it is not in `An Introduction to R'.

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